A “must do” for any visitor to Hilton Head Island is a boat cruise to Savannah. Skip the hassles of driving, figuring out directions, and finding a parking space. Just sit back and enjoy a bucolic cruise, complete with picturesque Lowcountry waterscapes and wildlife, arriving at Savannah’s most central location, River Street. Cruises come with a multitude of amenities and tour options. Once you arrive in Savannah, you are free to spend the day shopping, exploring on your own, or joining a guided history tour. You should allow for a full day for a round-trip to Savannah.
Dafuskie Difference’s “Silver Dew” holds 35 passengers for a fast boat ride from Hilton Head to Savannah’s historic River Street. The “Spirit of Harbour Town,” operated by Vagabond Cruises, offers cruises to Savannah three times a week in a climate-controlled luxury yacht, also docking on River Street.
Boat operators such as Outside Hilton Head will take you to Savannah on a customized trip to spend the day shopping and exploring the historic district on your own. Bear in mind that these companies’ boats a small (usually six passenger maximum) and do not have an enclosed cabin (they may or may not have a canopy), nor do they have restrooms.
All boats operate year around, but schedules and options vary by season so make sure you call ahead.